Delete Sitemap (URL)

  • Resolved Martijn

    I want to delete my rankmath sitemap, because the sitemap URL is conflicting with another plugin which also generates a sitemap on the same URL. Can you guide me trough the steps to delete my rankmath sitemap? I want to the delete the whole sitemap. If I uninstall the rankmath plugin, the sitemap stays. Thanks in advance.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    The Rank Math sitemap file is created dynamically. But you can go ahead and clear the sitemap cache file via FTP that is located on this path: ..\wp-content\plugins\seo-by-rank-math\sitemap-cache. Disabling the sitemap module via Rank Math > Dashboard should be sufficient but you may have to clear your site cache and flush your permalinks for new plugin’s sitemap to appear. Please head over your WP dashboard > Settings > Permalinks and hit save and check whether this will resolve the issue for you.

    I hope this info helps. Thank you.



    How can I delete Duplicate Sitemaps on my index?



    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    I have checked your sitemap but you don’t have any duplicates. Please note that the default number of links on each sitemap is 200 and it you have more links then the plugin will create an additional sitemap file eg attachment-sitemap2.xml

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


    facing the same issue . aftre i removed the rank math plugin .i tried deleting the plugin folder and also from database leftover but after 2 days still sitemap created by rank math is valid and now google start dropping my feeds and emailing the error by search console…i tried everything in this article and also may other article in the internet but still same.realy feeling bad for the good plugin like this have such a big bug in it which cause serious problem for our site.


    Could you open a new thread with this issue so we can look at your issue in detail? Don’t forget to add in the Sensitive Data section the URL of your website.

    Thank you.

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